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19/10 Vinay K
Senior Manager at RGF Professional Recruitment India

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Associate Director/Director - Category - Retail/Internet/Consumer Goods - IIM/XLRI/FMS/MD (7-10 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 755822

Associate Director/Director - Category - Retail/Internet/Consumer Goods - IIM/XLRI/FMS/MD


Are you an entrepreneur at heart ? Can you grow a business 10x-20x in a year or two? Can you create a large base of happy and loyal customers ? Can you make a tough business profitable ? Can you lead a large, motivated team to deliver results across the board ?


Are you equally comfortable working with technology, supply chain, marketing, finance, legal and HR teams ? Can you take ownership and drive cross-functional initiatives that benefit the company beyond your P&L ?

Our Client is looking for rock-star candidates who can deliver on all of the above. We are a passionate team of individuals looking to change retailing in India by solving long-standing problems consumers face.

Key Elements :

- The person will head the P&L of the business end-to-end, doing leadership across online/offline retail.

- Drive - Business growth, strategy, profitability, exclusivity, complete P&L, team development, etc

- Opportunity to create impact in the industry and place oneself in line for higher positions in the category or other parts of the org.

- Work with different teams across the organization to get a 360 degree exposure and influence.

Business strategy :

- Develop the business model: Go deep, understand where opportunities are and create a viable business model to service the opportunities

- Know the market: Stay on top of trends in an ever-changing landscape, find opportunities and prioritize based on size, internal capabilities, etc.

- Know the customer: Understand connected customer behavior, develop new customer insights

- Know the competition: Understand on-line and off-line players. React as and when necessary in an appropriate manner

- Influence the leadership: Convert strategies into action by liaising with cross-functional leadership and drive the changes required

Vendor network management & operations :

- Lead a vendor-relations team to identify strategic partners, negotiate better terms of trade and deals for our customers

- Create a comprehensive Vendor management strategy and governance framework

- Put in processes & metrics to scale the business

- Use technology to scale operations and expand selection

- Work with Supply Chain teams to ensure product availability

- Think big - unlock value for consumers, and vendor partners

Merchandising and Sales strategy :

- Own pricing strategy based on market potential, consumer insights, margins, competitive signals, etc. Drive necessary promotions

- Create a sustainable business model in the category for ongoing business

- Identify the growth areas and new business scope within the existing category

- Expand selection, enable its discovery and ensure conversion

People leadership :

- Build, retain and groom a strong team to deliver across functions

- Set goals, define KPIs and ensure team tracks effectively towards goals

Desired background :

- Educational background - MBA from top institute

- Knowledge of Internet, Retail, consumer goods industry is a plus

Desired Competencies :

- Desire and ability to think like the customer

- Ability to translate strategies into execution plans and take them to completion

- Highly analytical

- Willing to take calculated risks to grow the category

- Excellent verbal and written communication with interpersonal skills

- Strong understanding of technology and business

- Must be willing to learn

- Ability to connect with people across teams & levels

- Strong bias for Action

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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